Emu IV : loading S700 series cd roms

Posted by: KIKO

Emu IV : loading S700 series cd roms - 04/26/00 12:24 PM

Hi every body !!!

Could any one one tell me how does the EIV load S700 samples from Cd roms (Roland archive)?

I mean :

Do we have to "tweak", samples, filters, envelopes to get the original patch ?

How about sound quality ?

No need to tell me the library is obsolete compared for instance with "Advanced orchestra" or Miroslav Vitous...

I want to know what Roland sample loading is all about !!!

Thanks a lot for your answers.

Best regards to every body !!!
Posted by: fvicente

Re: Emu IV : loading S700 series cd roms - 05/01/00 01:12 PM


For the most part, Roland libraries load in okay except for a few things. The envelope settings are not converted whatsoever. Occasionally, the loop points are off slightly. You'll have to adjust the filter as well because Roland samplers apply an emphasis curve to the samples so you'll have to "de-emphasize" them to have them sound the same. In some cases, you may like the brighter sound of the samples themselves.

There may be software solutions out there that will read and convert these parameters but I'm not sure. Translator (by Rubber Chicken software at www.chickensys.com) is a program that may do it now. The last time I checked, Translator would not convert the samples and patches over to EOS format but I do know that they were working on it.